Assistant / Associate Creative Director

UJA Federation of New York | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 10/31/2022

About the Organization:

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.

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Position Summary:

We are looking for an Assistant / Associate Creative Director with extensive brand development and design experience who is adept at critical and conceptional thinking. They have a stellar portfolio showcasing digital and print work that is modern and engaging. They are a nimble problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. This leader is both visionary and hands-on; they will spearhead creative ideation, partner across the organization, and provide visual guidance to in-house creative teams while being able to roll up their sleeves and create compelling work.


The Assistant / Associate Creative Director reports to and supports the Director of Creative Strategy in guiding and managing the development of creative materials from conception to production, ensuring that these materials adhere to UJA’s visual brand style.


Major Responsibilities:


  • Manage, develop, and enforce UJA’s visual brand across print and digital collateral
  • Help lead the evolution of our visual brand, creating and updating style guides as needed, including UJA’s core and sub brand identities
  • Design work that strongly communicates brand narrative, goals and concepts
  • Oversee and offer art direction to in-house design team, web team, and outside freelance designers
  • Offer art direction and conceptual ideas for in-person event experiences
  • Be solutions-oriented and collaborative, taking ownership of design projects, working with partners, and inspiring other creatives on the marketing and communications team to deliver original, high-quality work
  • Garner and maintain strong relationships with internal partners




  • 7+ years design/art/creative direction experience in-house or at an agency
  • Exceptional design, conceptual, and critical thinking skills
  • Modern and engaging portfolio print and digital work showcasing a deep understanding of, and experience in branding, graphic design, layout, color theory and strong typography
  • Flexible, quick thinker who is willing to iterate and refine work based on feedback
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Excels in a team environment, ability to build and maintain positive relationships through strong collaboration efforts
  • Experience working with project management and asset management platforms
  • A visual thinker who understands how to use design to elevate copy
  • Excellent skills with design software, including the Adobe Creative Cloud suite; Canva, and Figma a plus


Salary Information:

The salary range for this role is $80,000 - $90,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications listed above.


Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.

Time Off

We offer a generous number of vacation days and have the Jewish holidays off as well. Fridays our offices close early (October to March at 3:00 pm and April to September at 4:00 pm). All so you can relax and recharge.

Health Care

UJA provides a top-tier medical and dental plan, along with a flexible spending account. We also offer life insurance. And for a small cost you can take part in on-site yoga and exercise classes at our Manhattan office. Wellness matters to us. 

Planning for Retirement

UJA employees can enroll in a pension plan and tax deferred annuity. 

Career Development

Classes, workshops, and compelling speakers will keep you at the top of your game. 


We come together as a staff to commemorate holidays (from Rosh Hashanah to MLK Day), volunteer at nonprofits, and celebrate our accomplishments together. (Our chocolate chip cookies are legendary!) 

Some More (Yes, more!)

We also offer a backup childcare program. And a commuter benefit plan. So you can get to work and feel good about it. 

Also, a lot of the times, we’re wearing jeans.

Full Time
Arts | Arts/Entertainment/Media | Assistant | Assistant Director | Associate
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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